Companhia Brasileira de Cartuchos

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CBC - Companhia Brasileira de Cartuchos
Industry Ammunition, Arms Industry
Founded 1926
Founder Costabile Matarazzo, Gianicola Matarazzo
Area served
Products Ammunition, Firearms
Subsidiaries Magtech, MEN (Metallwerk Elisenhütte Nassau), Sellier & Bellot
Website CBC

Companhia Brasileira de Cartuchos (CBC) is one of the largest ammunition manufacturers in the world. It is based in Ribeirão Pires, São Paulo, Brazil.


Founded by two Italian immigrants, Costabile and Gianicola Matarazzo, in 1926 to manufacture their own hunting and shooting ammunitions, CBC was created in the city of São Paulo, Brazil and was named FNCM – Fábrica Nacional de Cartuchos e Munições (National Ammunition and Cartridge Factory). In 1936 the company was bought by Remington Arms and Imperial Chemical Industries (ICI) when it was renamed CBC – Companhia Brasileira de Cartuchos (Brazilian Cartridge Company). Since 1979 the company has been privately owned.

Production sites

CBC has three production units in Brazil, one in the state of São Paulo and two in Rio Grande do Sul.


CBC Products (Military)

Magtech Products (Commercial)

External links

  • Companhia Brasileira de Cartuchos (in Portuguese)
  • CBC Defense - International Website
  • MEN
  • Sellier&Bellot
  • Magtech Ammunition
  • CBC Global Ammunition
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